G - MEM - DTD
According to Ohm Youngmisuk, Ja Morant (knee) has been ruled out for Game 6 against the Warriors.
Just a short time ago, the Grizzlies ruled out star PG Ja Morant for the second consecutive game. Head Coach Taylor Jenkins told the media on Wednesday that they won't rush back the superstar and that from what he has heard, Morant will not require surgery on his knee. It remains unknown if he returns in the series, but the Grizzlies are down 3-2 heading into a crucial Game 6 matchup on the Warriors' home court. With the veteran out of the lineup, Tyus Jones will likely start again and Steven Adams will also see an increase in his minutes once again for likely the third consecutive game.
The Memphis Grizzles have announced that Ja Morant is doubtful for the remainder of the playoffs as reported by ESPN.
Ja Morant suffered a bone bruise in his right knee and is likely done for the remainder of the season. The Grizzlies maintain the injury was the result of a hard swipe by Golden State’s Jordan Poole in Game 3 but there is some skepticism and confusion surrounding when Morant actually suffered the injury. Morant appears to be looking at a multi-week recovery timetable so it would likely take a Finals run by Memphis for him to be able to return this season. If Memphis loses Game 5 on Wednesday, the team’s season is over anyways. Tyus Jones will likely continue to start with Morant sidelined.
Ja Morant has been ruled out ahead of Game 4 on Monday against the Warriors.
This was the expectation after Morant was initially listed as doubtful. The Grizzlies had success playing without Morant in the regular season, but this won't be easy nonetheless playing in Golden State. Tyus Jones will start in place of Morant.
Ja Morant is doubtful for Monday's Game 4 with right knee soreness, according to the Grizzlies PR on Twitter.
Morant exited Game 3's loss to the Warriors, and it appears that he's unlikely to suit up Monday. This is a huge blow for Memphis, who are already trailing 2-1 in the series. Tyus Jones will presumably start in Morant's place if the All-Star point guard is ultimately ruled out Monday. Jones averaged 12.7 points and 6.6 assists during the regular season in games where Morant was out.
According to the NBA Injury Report, Ja Morant (back) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Celtics.
The Memphis Grizzlies will sit a rash of veterans including Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson, Steven Adams, Dillon Brooks, Tyus Jones, and Killian Tille for their final matchup with the Celtics. The team will likely trot out a short-eight-man rotation with Jarrett Culver and Xavier Tillman seeing their minutes increased to 30+ minutes.